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DOI - 12156 - Medford District Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameMedford District Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2015Committee Number12156
Original Establishment Date10/6/2000Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/7/2014Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date8/7/2012Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM Medford District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Dayne
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityPublic Law 112-141Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Barron
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-393)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(541) 618-2411
Effective Date Of Authority*10/6/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*(541) 618-2400
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The BLM Medford District requests project proposals from the community, businesses, civic groups, and local government entities that can be funded with Title II monies. The RAC evaluates and prioritizes the proposals based on funds available, highest community priorities, resource health needs, and local economic benefit.
How is membership balanced?*The Medford Resource Advisory Committee is composed of 15 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following groups and within those groups: commercial, conservation, and civic interests. Representation comes from organized labor, off-highway vehicle interests, energy and minerals interests, the commercial timber industry, regional environmental organizations, historical interests, local elected officials, local tribal representatives, dispersed recreation interests, and the affected public-at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*When authorized, the RAC meets approximately one-to-four times annually each fiscal year to receive and review proposals and build a consensus priority list of projects. Meetings are focused entirely on meeting the mandate of the Secure Rural Schools Act.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee has specific statutory duties to accomplish, but also provides an avenue for building consensus in the community on natural resource issues. They consider projects in light of resource health, community infrastructure, and long-term economic stability. Selected projects typically have multiple benefits and strong backing with funds or in-kind support.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public. Notices of the meetings are published in the Federal Register, posted on the BLM Oregon website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe Department of the Interior replaced the five current, single-issue Secure Rural School RACs in western Oregon with three new, all-encompassing RACs with the authority to handle all of these advisory tasks and responsibilities to include Secure Rural Schools recommendations when legislation is in effect, satisfy regulatory requirements and review recreation fee proposals. The new RACS (Coastal, Northwest, and Southwest Oregon) were established on July 29, 2015.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentCitizens submit projects and participate directly, or through their representatives, in prioritizing the funding choices. This collaborative stewardship has improved resource health, generated youth employment, and fostered strong working relationships between the agency and the community.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentAn in-depth analysis has not been done to determine cost savings associated with the Medford District RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*16Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentA prioritized list of projects is recommended for funding under Title II of the reauthorized Secure Rural Schools Act. In FY 2014, the RAC made one recommendation which included their recommended projects.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentProjects are selected based on their feasibility, community support, partnership funding, resource benefit, and other criteria. They are implemented as soon as possible.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentFunding priorities are agreed upon by consensus. They have been implemented as approved. All recommended projects are expected to be implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe BLM uses many communication tools to convey the RAC's mission and assure transparency in their efforts. All records of RAC meetings are archived in accordance with established BLM recordkeeping procedures.
Agency Feedback Comment*The BLM presents a status report of previously approved projects, often depicting the work that has already been accomplished. The District implements the projects through partnership or contract work. Information is then conveyed to the public on the BLM website.Narrative Description*The Department of the Interior replaced the five current, single-issue Secure Rural School RACs in western Oregon with three new, all-encompassing RACs with the authority to handle all of these advisory tasks and responsibilities to include Secure Rural Schools recommendations when legislation is in effect, satisfy regulatory requirements and review recreation fee proposals. The new RACS (Coastal, Northwest, and Southwest Oregon) were established on July 29, 2015.The BLM's Medford District Resource Advisory Committee recommends projects that help the BLM restore at-risk resources, protect natural and cultural heritage resources, provide environmentally-responsible recreation opportunities, and protect public safety and property.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-004808Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005727Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007052Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007884Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009158Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009863Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011108Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011795Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012960Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013565Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014842Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015606Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016874Medford District Resource Advisory Committee2002